Mustapha Heron

  • Guard
  •  6-5 / 196 cms
  •  89 lbs / 86
  •  Wilbraham & Monson Academy ‘16
  •  Meridan, Conn.

USA Basketball Notes

  • Named as a finalist to the 2013 USA Men’s U16 National Team on June 2, 2013.
  • Named to the 2013-14 USA Basketball Men’s Developmental National Team on March 27, 2013.

High School Notes

  • Attends Wilbraham & Monson Academy (Conn.), where as a freshman in 2012-13 he helped the Titans finish with a 16-12 record; started all 28 games and averaged 15.0 ppg., 6.0 rpg. and 4.0 apg.
  • Had a 23-point, eight-rebound, five-assist output versus Brimmer and May School in 2012-13.

Personal Notes

  • Born on Dec. 12, 1997, in Derby, Conn.
  • Son of Thalia and Bryan Heron, has three sisters, Imani (19), Zori (8) and Aja (6).
  • Father played basketball at Central Connecticut State University and professionally in Europe.
  • Used to play tennis, but stopped playing about 6 yrs ago.
  • Started playing when he was 3 years old.

The Inside Scoop

  • Favorite memory of the London Olympic Games was watching the men’s basketball gold medal game.
  • Favorite player on the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team: Chris Paul, because “I’m in love with his game.”
  • Plans on majoring in: sports management.
  • If he could drive anything, it would be: a Range Rover.
  • Top five movies of all time: Rush Hour 2, Training Day, Friday, Friday After Next and Malcom X.
  • Favorite non-sports magazine: The Source.
  • Favorite sports magazine: ESPN The Magazine.
  • Favorite app: FIFA ‘13.
  • Favorite sport other than basketball: soccer.
  • Favorite class: global studies.
  • Favorite basketball player of all time: LeBron James.
  • Favorite team: Miami Heat
  • Favorite Olympian: Chris Paul.
  • Best player ever faced: Chris Paul.
  • Most impressive person ever met: LeBron James because, “He’s down to earth and a cool guy.”
  • Would compare his game to: Scottie Pippen.
  • This left-hander wears No. 1 because of no particular reason.
  • Away from the court, enjoys: hanging out with his family.
  • Superstitions: listens to music before he plays.
  • Has been to Bahamas, Dominican Republic.